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Medicare's New Value-Based Purchasing Program for Hospitals: Prepare Now to Maximize Your Incentive Payments

OnDemand Webinar (88 minutes)

PPACA required that CMS implement an inpatient hospital value-based purchasing (VBP) program, which will tie Medicare payment to the quality performance of acute care hospitals paid under the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS). Earlier this year, CMS issued a final rule to implement the VBP program. The VBP program ushers in a new phase in Medicare's history as a payer for health care services. Nearly every IPPS hospital in the country is currently in the middle of a quality performance period that will affect their Medicare payments starting on October 1, 2012. This OnDemand Webinar will acquaint the audience with CMS's recent final rule on the VBP program and offer practical advice to hospital executives and those attorneys that represent them to help them prepare for the VBP program.


Lisa Grabert, MPH, American Hospital Association
Daniel J. Hettich, King & Spalding
Donald H. Romano, Foley and Lardner LLP


Essential Elements of Medicare's VBP Program, Both for FFY 2013 and Beyond

• Quality Measures Used

• Performance Standards and Periods Employed

• CMS's Scoring and Payment Methodologies

Policy Implications of the Program

Areas of Controversy

Practical Considerations for Hospitals